September 6, 2020

The Process of Creating an Artwork

Have you ever wondered how does an artwork get materialized from an idea to its final rendition?

Here's how it started

This painting entitled, 'Serenity' started with a simple line drawing. Watch this time lapse video of drawing process to see the beginning of how this painting was created.

Drawing process

Indu Varma- Serenity drawing

Colours Came Next

"Colour is a power which directly influences the soul." Wassily Kandinsky
Indu Varma - Serenity step 1

I wanted this painting to be a mix of figurative and abstract elements. Once the line drawing was done, I chose some calming colours - pale hues of blue, green and yellow. These were applied in layers. Gradually I added texture and added some abstract elements.

Indu Varma - Serenity step 2

Buddha radiates spirituality, beauty and well being for all. Hence, I added some brightness to his face with touches of yellow and gold as the final step. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What does this communicate to you?

Indu Varma - Serenity Step 3
January 31, 2021

Sweetest Little Thing Donation

As an artist, it is important for me to support our local galleries, Struts and Owen's art galleries. They provide various programs for the community members of all ageas while giving much needed support to local artists. I feel fortunate that this fundraiser gives me a chance to share my art with the public and at the same time do a charitable act.

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December 31, 2020

Highlights of 2020

In many ways 2020 has been a very challenging year due to the pandemic caused by Corona virus. We have had to make major life style changes in order to stay safe and keep others safe. It has not been possible to connect with friends and family the way we used to. I have missed painting on Thursdays with my artist friends. It has been a challenge to not get together with other artist friends and share ideas with them. Yet, there have been many positives also. It has given me time to reflect, paint and draw more. In this blog post I am sharing some of the highlights of the year 2020.

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